Beach Stories Contents
Save Smiths Beach campaign encourages supporters to submit their own original
stories, poetry, messages of support or memories to be included in our
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy our reflections and get inspired to put your thoughts on paper.
Kill This Special Place
your intentions to create something new, whatever the reasons, will
destroy a beauty that already exists. Smiths Beach cannot be improved!
You cannot add something to Smiths without taking Smiths away."
strongly against the development. I would like to take my children
there when I'm older, so they can experience what I have experienced
and I hope it hasn't changed one bit."
Beach 2002 - My first barrel.
was goin' hell fast and then I hit the bottom and the lip broke over
me and that was the best feeling of my life."
Beach 1801 - Flinders and Baudin.
"Many of the capes and coastal
features of the Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin region bear French
names care of Baudin's explorations."
Beach 1976 - 'bodysurfing with me mum'.
"A lot of things happen in quarter of a lifetime and our
Smiths Beach trip was one of those fond memories that become treasures
as we grow older".
in the water.
"But there was this time when we had some pots to pull out
the back of Smiths", he visibly tensed, "We had moored in
at Canal Rocks and camped at Smiths the night before..."
Magic Moment at Smiths.
"I had to capture my breath, in shock and in complete awe
of what I had just experienced. A surfer on the beach let out a huge
"Woo hoo!" and punched his fist into the air. I felt elated. No camera
would ever be able to capture that moment".
"You see, it is still a place I visit even though I am thousands
of miles from away from it, I feel so connected to that place"
"It was grey howling onshore winds
creating boiling brown turbulent water, with a decent swell and all
sorts of currents."
place of total reflection.
"A place of total reflection, For my minds eyes' ease; I'd take
a stroll upon Unique Smiths Beach..."
"As with every storm the rain
as tears subside and a beautiful rainbow appears."
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